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Eichelbergers Successfully Ventures into Water Well Market with 7822DT


Eichelbergers, Inc., in Mechanicsburg, PA, was approached by a municipal client who needed to do some exploratory water supply well drilling in a remote, environmentally sensitive area in northern Pennsylvania. No rubber tired vehicle access was permitted at this wooded location. After considering a variety of options to install these wells, the decision was made to use one of the company’s Geoprobe® 7822DT machines.

Eichelberger drillers add a drill rod during percussion drilling.

Connor Neely, Driller (left), and Chris Chronister, Eichelberger Field Superintendent, add a drill rod during the 5-in. air percussion drilling.

The crew tracked the 7822DT through the steep, mountainous terrain following a crude path and weaving between trees so as not to cause any damage. Once the machine was maneuvered to the site, the crew assembled 500 feet of 2-in. air line from a high pressure auxiliary air compressor to transport the supply of air to the 7822DT for the air hammer drilling.

All of the tooling, casings and water supply tanks were moved to the well location with a track skid steer.

The crew began the job by augering a 12-in. hole through the overburden to a depth of 35 feet to accommodate the installation of the 10-in. steel surface casing.

“I thought that installing the 10-in, string of casing would be the most challenging part of the project,” said Ted Gayman, Executive Vice President of Eichelbergers, Inc., “but the Geoprobe® machine performed flawlessly to complete this portion of the job.”

Following the installation of 35 feet of 10-in. casing, a nominal 9-in. diameter hole was drilled to a depth of 60 feet using a percussion air hammer. The crew then installed 60 feet of 5-in. steel casing with a drive shoe. After seating the casing into the bedrock, a nominal 5-in. open rock hole was advanced to a final depth of 182 feet using a percussion air hammer.

“The crew did an outstanding job as we ventured into the water well market with the 7822DT machine,” Ted added.

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Gert Ghysels, PhD. student at the Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Riverbed Characterization on Aa River in Belgium

Students and a Professor from the Free University of Brussel (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) used a Geoprobe® Pneumatic Slug Test Kit to perform slug tests inside the Aa...

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7822DT - Before
Machine Refurbish Makes Good Cents

The timing is right for 7822DTs, 8040DTs, and even some sonic rigs to come in for a refurb or repairs, especially if you continue to run one of the older...

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Regular fuel system maintenance is important for a happy machine. Remember: NEVER pre-fill a fuel filter for your Geoprobe® rig, and ALWAYS fill your rig’s fuel tank at the end of the day.
What’s an easy way to keep your Geoprobe® machine running at peak performance?

We get calls every week, “the engine cranks but will not start or will not run well.” The number one cause is improper fuel system maintenance...

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The bike group
The Bikes on Broadway

Ever present on the North Campus of Geoprobe Systems® (located on Broadway Blvd) but seldom seen by the public, these men and their ‘machines’ ride...

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James Corsitto (left), Helper, and Chris Migliore, Driller, run the ADT 7822DT rig.  ADT has outfitted their 7822DT with a Side Port Swivel so they can quickly switch from direct push to wet rotary.
ADT Increases Production With 7822DTs

Aquifer Drilling & Testing, Inc. (ADT) is currently operating between 8-12 crews gathering information to help design bioswales...

Probing Times Fall 2015
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Daniel Fisher (left) and Robert Albinger, Horizon Construction & Exploration, remove the inner drill string to allow an open and cased hole for easy installation of Cathodic Anode.
How Did It Go? Amazing!

‘It’s amazing how a project can start off so small and turn into something much larger so quickly!’

Probing Times Fall 2015
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Geoprobe® 3230DT
Versatile Power. Simple to Run.

The 3230DT may be the most versatile machine Geoprobe Systems® has ever designed and manufactured. Find out more about the machine features.

Probing Times Fall 2015
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Geoprobe® SDT60 Weighted Wire Line System
The 4-Twenty Project

New Geoprobe® SDT60 Weighted Wire Line System Obtains High-Quality Soil Samples in Less Time

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Rob McAllister, Owner of Northeast Probe in Newark, DE, has been a one-man company since he started his business in 1996. And his Geoprobe® ‘fleet’, a 54DT (left) and 5410, have helped him serve his customers well. Rob celebrates his 20th year in business with the purchase of a new 5410 to replace the one pictured above.
Living the American Dream

As a young man out of high school, Rob McAllister wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. That’s something a lot of people can relate to.

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2.0 in. Slim Prepacks and 3.75 in. Rods
A Real Game Changer: 2.0 in. Slim Prepacks and 3.75 in. Rods

With an inside diameter of 3.0 in., the 3.75 in. Probe Rods have an optimal casing combining ease of use for 2.0-in. Slim Prepack monitoring well installation,

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Geoprobe® 7822DT Dual Winch
Dual Winch System Saves Time and Money

One of our most versatile machines just got an efficiency boost! A true dual winch option is now available for the 7822DT...

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Geoprobe® 7800
Customer Success: Living the American Dream

They made the decision over dinner one evening. “I think we should start our own business,” Dusty Schroeder said to his wife, Kim, with their three small children at the table...

Probing Times Fall 2014
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Geoprobe® 7822DT Lifted In
Customer Success: Geotechnical Investigation for New Bridge Pier Foundations

The Mannik & Smith Group Inc.’s (MSG) drilling division provided geotechnical investigation and engineering services for roadway, embankment, bridge abutment, and pier design...

Probing Times Fall 2014
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Geoprobe® 2.25 in. Grout Sub
Grouting Made Easy with the Direct Image® 2.25 in. Grout Sub

The new Direct Image® (DI) 2.25 in. Grout Sub (222346) will attach to any 2.25 in. DI tool string, and allow you to easily grout your borehole from bottom up...

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Geoprobe® 7822DT Sampling
Customer Success: “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

Mike Hynes, Master Water Well Driller at John D. Hynes & Associates in Salisbury, MD, reports their 7822DT continues to do things and go places with continued success...

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Geoprobe® 7822DT
Customer Success: 7822DT: “Right” Sized Package, Power and Capabilities

Geo Logic, Inc., Clarksville, IN, was retained by Professional Service Industries (PSI) to install a 2.0-in. PVC monitoring well near a former underground storage tank (UST) site at the..

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MIP data is displayed by plotting the three individual detector responses with depth.
Gregg Drilling Uses MIP To Develop Strategic ISCO Treatment

Gregg Drilling & Testing, based in California, recently partnered with a Northern California environmental consultant to provide Membrane Interface Probe (MIP) and...

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Day One at the Clarks, NE, site.  The Geoprobe® R&D team used a 6625CPT machine to collect Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT) logs near the two public water supply wells.  Steve Knobbe (left), Project Engineer, and Richard Holmgren, Direct Image® Specialist, work at the HPT1 location.
Geoprobe®: The Right Tools for Investigation of Uranium in Drinking Water

A few years back, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services began testing all of the water supply wells across Nebraska to be sure...

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Geoprobe® 2012 Open House Wrap-Up
Open House 2012 Wrap-Up

It was overcast but dry and spirits were high as our 2012 Open House got underway Thursday morning. Close to 150 people travelled from half a dozen...

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Geoprobe® Direct Image® Workshop
Direct Image® 2012 Workshop Wrap-Up

The response to our first ever Direct Image® Workshop surprised even us! Preparation for the workshop was a lot of work and at times tension was high but when the day finally arrived...

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Sampling with Geoprobe® Rig
Supporting Exploration Around the World

Our customers describe our equipment as “Versatile, Innovative, Easy-to-use, and Supported like no other drilling equipment” they own...

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MC7 Soil Sampling System
MC7 Soil Sampling System

The MC7 is a continuous soil sampler that compliments the industry standard MC5 system with very similar means of operation.

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Rock Coring with 78 Series Rigs
Augerhead Adds Rock Coring Capability to 78 Series Machines

At the 2012 Geoprobe® Open House, the Geoprobe® Engineering Team demonstrated rock coring capabilities using the 7822DT – version 2 – equipped with a new GA4100...

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2014 Geoprobe® Open House
Geoprobe Systems® Rolls Out Array of NEW Products at 2014 Open House

Geoprobe® Open House 2014 event organizers didn’t hold anything back! There were two full days of new Geoprobe® products and technology on display, the introduction...

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Evaluation and application of the optical image profiler (OIP) a direct push probe for photo-logging UV-induced fluorescence of petroleum hydrocarbons
Groundwater Monitoring Environmental Protection Article
Mechanical Bladder Pump Approved by US EPA's ETV Program
How the Mechanical Bladder Pump Works
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